Dear Readers and Friends of The Annual of Urdu Studies,
As you know, for a few years now the Annual has been trying to find a stable source of funding, but without success. Much time and energy has had to be diverted into this effort. Several organizations which had provided major subsidies in the past, such as the American Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS), have had to deal with significant reductions in their own funding and this has resulted in first the reduction and now the complete withdrawal of their annual grants to the AUS.
Thanks in large part to the generosity and sacrifice of the friends and readers acknowledged elsewhere in this issue, the Annual continues to publish. However, the funding situation remains critical. This coming year we must raise significantly more than in the past in order to make up for the serious shortfalls of these last few years.
Please take a moment now to consider whether you too can help this journal—the only one of its kind in the West—to continue serving the scholarly world and the Urdu community.
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